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WESTERN EUROPE

 

Western Europe LCV sales history and forecastAcross Europe van sales are on the rebound

Halfway through the year, for West Europeís light commercial vehicle market - echoing the already upbeat trends seen of late in both the regionís passenger car and heavy truck markets - the pendulum has swung firmly to the positive side 
 

  > Vantastique Ė Renaultís new Trafic van
 
> Heavy truck sales recovery in Western Europe continues to build momentum

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE EXCLUSIVE FOR AID NEWSLETTER READERS

Porsche In-Depth West European Report Car SalesFall and rise of Porscheís fortunes

AID, in yet another of its regular in-depth car manufacturer reports investigates the reasons underlying the miraculous turnaround and subsequent glistening commercial fortunes of Porsche which in all likelihood will build and sell close on 220,000 cars this year 
 

  > All about the right product - Porsche
 
> BMWís European party balloon just keeps climbing

 


 

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UNITED KINGDOM AID EXCLUSIVE

Ford UK car sales market share history graphFord slips to lifetime low in its former UK car sales bastion

Greatest notable casualty among the UKís front-runners is Ford. Failing to arrest its entrenched market share tumble, despite fielding two of this yearís three top-sellers, so far this year Fordís seven months UK car market share tumbled to a rock bottom low of just 12.9 per cent 
 

  > Ford of Europe fails to shake off crippling sales woes
 
> All is not lost for Europeís long-squeezed volume carmakers

 


 

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UNITED KINGDOM AID EXCLUSIVE

July car sales UK 2015 London trafficUK car market, on track for all-time record

Barring an economic cataclysm, 2015 now looks likely to turn into the best car sales year in Britainís autoindustry history, AID forecasters believe 
 

  > Diesel powered cars: From Darling to Demon
 
> In Europe Honda is taking a battering

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE | ELECTRIC  AID EXCLUSIVE

Electric car sales by model Western Europe July 2015Tesla Model S captures Julyís West European electric car sales crown

Thanks to yet another strong sales performance chiefly in Norway and Switzerland, plus a consistent good showing in some of the regionís other markets, Teslaís Model S has been crowned as Julyís best selling electric car in Western Europe. But AIDís exclusively compiled figures testify to a close run race for sector supremacy 
 

  > European electric car market - First flicker of hope
 
> Plug-ins capture 6.4% of Netherlandsí May car sales

 


 

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SWITZERLAND | ELECTRIC  AID EXCLUSIVE 

Tesla Model S Swiss sales 2015 July 4x4 AWDSwitzerlandís rich dump conventional luxury saloons for Teslaís Model S 

AID has learned that the vast majority of this yearís Model S sales in Switzerland were 4WD models; thatís 730 of the 835 sold there in the seven months to July this year 
 

  > LEAF and ZOE photo-finish in West Europeís half-year electric car sales race
 
> Franceís Ä10,000 superbonus sparks June electric car sales rally

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
> WESTERN EUROPE LCV SALES    
 

>  By country June 2015 v June 2014
By country 6-months 2015 v 6-months 2014

> WESTERN EUROPE LCV SALES    
 

>  By model full year 2014 v full year 2013

> EUROPE ELECTRIC CAR SALES  
 

>  By country July 2015 v July 2014
>  By country 7-months 2015 v 7-months 2014

> UNITED KINGDOM CAR SALES  
 

By manufacturer and marque  July 2015 v July 2014
>  By manufacturer and marque  7-months 2015 v 7-months 2014

> UNITED KINGDOM CAR SALES  
 

By top selling SUV/Crossover full year 2014 v full year 2013


 

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BRAZIL AID EXCLUSIVE

Brazil Hyundai HB20 top selling car in BrazilKorean model tops half year best sellers' list in Brazil 

If one word could sum up Brazilís current car market it would probably be change. Thatís driven home most forcefully by news that Brazilís front-runner at this yearís halfway point was neither a Fiat, Volkswagen or GM product. Thatís the first time in living memory that a car not born and bread by Brazilís long-ruling oligopoly headed the countryís top sellersí league 
 

  > Crystal ball gazers looking at Indonesiaís future car market like what they see
 
> Brazilís move from fast Samba to sobering austerity blues

 


 

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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterVolvo Cars - Good cards but poor game 

"Making next to no progress on the profitability and global sales side, and essentially still a laggard. This is the harsh verdict on Volvo Carís first half performance
Peter Schmidt | Editor

 
> Editorial | Bugatti, there is a bright future waiting out there

 

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